Large Hadron Collider: Cern In Numbers

The Guardian has compiled some interesting facts about Cern’s LHC. Its tunnel is 27 km long. The scientists will experiment with particle beams consisting of almost 3000 bunches of 100 billion particles each. At full power, each beam will be about as energetic as a car moving at 1600 km/h.

Read the complete list here.

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  • Good links to learn more:

    Good balanced encyclopedia article, Safety of the Large Hadron Collider on Wikipedia:

    Safety arguments in more detail:

    Legal Defense:

    Another safety web site:
  • I know theres more to a particle accelerator that this, but the bigger they get, the more and more it sounds to me like its a REALLY cool rock thrower...